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& so Lunar New Year is a durational effort, a sequence of 4 digital, 13 analog vertically oriented portraits, all made handheld with found and available light, presented in order of exposures taken. The series (swallows hard, accepts its truth) is a record in collaboration with those that allowed me to be in space with them, creating quiet encounters in the polyphonic city. Not all is pictured, not all are pictured, just what & who was made available through any number of very specific & amorphous conditions & agreements on this day. A study of the transformative power of light moving through space, & a sincere awe in the ability to render that still, & (as the Meshell Ndegeocello song says) yet it moves, offering the cinema of the everyday, offering description as narrative, operating in the multisensory—text, image, voice, my primary mediums, previously presented in the book, now in cinema, still the book: all efforts in dedicated sequencing.
S*an D. Henry-Smith is an artist and writer working primarily in poetry, photography, performance, and publishing, engaging Black experimentalisms and collaborative practices across discipline. As mouthfeel, they collaborate with Imani Elizabeth Jackson, meditating on Black food, ecology, and ephemeral practices. Henry-Smith’s debut collection of poems and photographs, Wild Peach (2020) was published by Futurepoem and shortlisted for the PEN Open Book Award. “in awe of geometry & mornings” (2021), exhibited at White Columns, brought to scale photographs from the book alongside a series of readings and conversations programmed with their collaborators. Lunar New Year (2021) is their first film.
S*an D Henry-Smith
Ryan Clarke, Justin Allen, Slant Rhyme, Elliott Jerome Brown, Jr, Jasmine Lee, Daniel Sadiel Peña, Sian D. Henry-Smith, Shakira Evans, Kia Damon, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, Arjun Ram Srivatsa, and Lucy Siyao Liu
47 Canal, Jasmine Lee, Zack Khalil, Tavish Timothy